During this period, processions commemorating the resurrection of Christ take centre stage, a mediaeval tradition that brings together numerous cofradías (religious brotherhoods) in all the villages and towns of the island. The celebrations begin on Palm Sunday and end on Easter Sunday. During this period, there are processions and Devallaments (representations of the descent of Christ from the Cross), the latter occurring on Good Friday. Among the numerous processions, highlights include Palma, due to the size and scale (about 18 processions), and Alcúdia, due to the walled surroundings and the acts of worship. In addition, the Easter festivities continue in Mallorca with the Pancaritats, pilgrimages to various shrines on the island; “Angel Sunday” in Palma is a popular example. Other processions and Devallaments of note are those that are held in Pollença, Artà and Felanitx.
In addition, Holy Week in Mallorca is the perfect opportunity for you enjoy its delicious cuisine, with tasty treats like panades (meat, pea or fish pies) and robiols (sweet dough filled with pumpkin jam, requesón cheese or jam). And if the weather is good, you’ll have no excuses for not visiting beaches with crystal-clear waters and few crowds during this time of year.